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Mayor David S. Bean 

Mayor David S. Bean[1, 2]

Male 1850 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  29 Dec 1850  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1869  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Teacher 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Occupation  1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    Historic Building  1882  73 George St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • The Bean-Wright House stands on land which constitutes a portion of the Christian Kumpf and Benjamin Devitt Surveys. Theodore Bellinger acquired a large lot assembled from parcels owned by Simon Snider, Joseph E. Seagram and Christian Kumpf.

      Bellinger, a merchant and Town Councillor, built this impressive Victorian home with many Italianate characteristics in 1882. His widow sold the house in 1900 to David Bean, who was owner of the Waterloo Chronicle, a Town Councillor and Mayor of Waterloo from 1901 to 1903.

      The home's outstanding features include the frieze board and brackets under the wide eaves and the arched windows in the attic of the projecting bay on the north elevation. The bay window on that facade has a variety of very delicate mouldings. A double front door is highlighted by an arched course of brick and cast key stone as well as a four-paned transom.

      This example of the Italianate influence on late Victorian architecture was designated as a Heritage Landmark on the basis of its historic and architectural value and interest.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    73 George St.,
    73 George St.,
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County, Canada: semi-centennial souvenir 1856-1906
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Publisher 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Elected Office  1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Waterloo 
    Rsrch. Note 
    • David Bean, 1850 - 1921

      Born on December 29, 1850 on the Biehn (Bean) family farm in Haysville, Wilmot Township, David Bean became a teacher. Upon receiving his teacher's certificate when he was around 15 years old, he taught in the school at Blenheim as well as schools in Baden and Washington. In 1868 he began teaching at the Elmira Public and Continuation School and was promoted to the position of principal in 1876, a position he held until 1888. Along with partner N. C. Dipel, Bean entered the newspaper business with the purchase The Waterloo Chronicle and Family Newspaper in 1888 and moved to Waterloo. The following year he became sole owner of the newspaper. In 1899 he and his son D. Alex purchased the Daily Telegraph and continued to publish both newspapers. Bean was the first chairman of the Waterloo Water Commission established in 1899 and was a member of the Waterloo Board of Trade and a director of the Dominion Life Assurance Company. A member of the Waterloo Methodist Church (now First United), Bean served as a long-standing trustee, the superintendent of the Sunday School and for many years was also the church's choir master. Bean served one year on town council in 1899 prior to being elected mayor the following two years. Queen Victoria's death in 1901 saw Bean's council approve a proposal to construct a memorial gate for the entrance to the municipal park. That year also saw council addressing the issue of the care of smallpox patients. In 1902 Bean was successful in securing a grant of $10,000 from Andrew Carnegie for the construction of a Free Library Building. Also that year, council investigated establishing a militia company in Waterloo and the town held its largest Saengerfest (singing festival). In 1920 the idea of bringing electric power to the town from Niagara Falls was championed by the Waterloo Board of Trade.From the city of Waterloo's website 2005
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    Name  David S. Biehn 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Publisher 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Publisher 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number  00008-1022 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I42346  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  John Biehn,   b. 12 May 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1898, Haysville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Scheirich,   b. 25 Oct 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3014  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Fry,   b. 9 Nov 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911 
    Married  15 Apr 1869  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11
    Children 
     1. Annie Regina Bean,   b. 1869, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anne B. Bean,   b. 29 Nov 1872, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Blanche Beatrice Bean,   b. 21 Jul 1874, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David Alexander "Alexander" Bean,   b. 3 Oct 1877, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emma L. Bean,   b. 7 Jan 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Clive Stanley Bean,   b. 30 Jul 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Roy Sylvester Bean,   b. 30 Jul 1884, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1939, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F11005  Group Sheet

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    Mayor David Bean
    Mayor David Bean
    David S. Bean
    David S. Bean
    image from FindAGrave

  • Notes 
    • David S. Bean, "the sixth son of John and Annie (Scheirich) Bean, was born about the year 1850. He, after passing his earlier years engaged in agricultural pursuits on his father's farm, obtained an education, and choosing the teaching profession in life, he successfully passed his examinations in 1867, and in January, 1868, he commenced teaching in our public schools. By his great energy and perseverance he became one of the most successful teachers in the county, and after having taught for twenty years he retired from the profession in December, 1888. In January, 1889, he purchased the "Waterloo Chronicle" and has since through his ability in journalism, made it one of the ablest and most influential weekly papers of the county, and one that exercises a powerful influence, not only in Waterloo County, but throughout all the adjoining counties. He is married to Mary Ann Fry and has a family of several children."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 260.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 226.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-3 Page 2.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 46.

    5. [S58] Vit - ON, Oxford - Oxford County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      David Bean Birth Place: Wilmot RESIDENCE: Blenheim Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849 Father Name: John Mother Name: Ann Tharich Spouse Name: Marianne Fry Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Residence: Blenheim Spouse Father Name: Christian Spouse Mother Name: Regina Croft Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1869 Marriage County: Oxford

    6. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 43 Pg. 2.

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 61.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 17.

    9. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 5.

    10. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, ), Bean-Wright House..

    11. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 261.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Dec 1850 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1869 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1869 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesleyan Methodist - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1882 - 73 George St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Waterloo - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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